The live poker scene in Las Vegas is slowly getting back on its feet with more casinos and poker rooms announcing a reopening date.
The Wynn poker room is set to welcome back customers on September 30, while the card room at Bally’s will also reopen a week earlier on September 25.
Both rooms will resume operations after six months of being closed due to worldwide lockdowns enforced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wynn Poker Room Reopening
Wynn Resorts is the last major casino in Vegas to reopen its poker room, with the other top establishments such as Caesars Palace, Golden Nugget, Aria, Red Rock, Venetian and Bellagio already offering poker games as early as June.
By the end of September, Nevada will see a total of 18 poker rooms operating, down from 31 back when the live poker scene was still busy. A number of properties, such as Binion’s, Harrah’s, Green Valley Ranch and Mirage have decided to stop offering poker games altogether.
While these properties couldn’t give an exact timeline yet on when they’d begin accepting poker players, their poker rooms will most likely reopen when the pandemic subsides and the tourism sector in Vegas is up and running again.
The reopening of the Wynn poker room will give players additional options when it comes to enjoying their favorite poker games in a live setting. Wynn’s world-class poker room is home to 28 card tables, offering a wide range of stakes. But for now, the venue will operate with restrictions and limited capacity, initially offering cash games. This means the room won’t be running tournaments for the time being, though they might be offered soon, according to the Wynn’s website.
Each table can only accommodate a maximum of eight players, and they’ll be separated by safety dividers. The room will also implement mandatory wearing of face masks.
Poker Action Returns at Bally’s
Over at Bally’s, its poker room will reopen with 14 card tables will be operational by September 25. Its poker room has been running monthly freerolls and is usually frequented by low-stakes grinders.
The venue also offers exciting games for veteran players, with customers also enjoying cool perks, such as free WI-FI and mobile charging at every table. Bally’s poker room provides some of the best $1-$2 No-limit Hold’em action in the whole of Vegas. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment.